Public universities in Kansas saw some of their funding restored as part of the new state budget.
The budget restores $15 million to the Kansas Board of Regents. In fiscal year 2017, state universities spent about $570 million in state funding.
There was some fear that higher education was going to be cut as a way to pay for the K-12 funding increases mandated by the Kansas Supreme Court. Twice last December, legislative committees asked Blake Flanders, the president of the Board of Regents, how significant cuts would affect higher education.